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Granite Brewery Best Bitter Special

Brewed by Granite Brewery (Toronto)
Style: Bitter
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2015
cask at the brewpub. Coppery amber. Whiteish bubbly head. Very sweet, candy-like aroma, like sniffing a bag of jelly beans, plus floral hops. Tastes similar. It’s quite different from their regular Best Bitter. Very soft on the palate, even too much so - no liveliness whatsoever. Dry, somewhat grainy finish with a bit of grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cubsfan100 (3) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015 does not count
Well balanced British style bitter. Good floral hop nose backed with a great balance of toffee and 2 row. Lots of character from Ringwood yeast. One of the best ales in the maritimes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark caramel color with a large soapy white head that lingered but left minimal lacing. The aroma was tart, fruity, a touch of perfume and leather. The flavor was tart and bitter with vague fruits, citrus perfume and a hint of leather. Medium length finish. Medium body but a bit flat. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Growler from brewer. Amber brown pour with moderate head. Caramel and hops aroma. Moderate palate. Peculiar flat aftertaste. A bit of a disappointment for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft - Caramel, grassy hops and a slight bitterness. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel, resinous hops and a mild long lasting bitterness that has some grains. Nice example of a casket ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 I enjoyed this Bitter beer. One of the better Bitters I have tasted. Was cool being able to take some home with me in big Growler bottles. Also the food at the brewery was very good, it is a nice little place to visit if anyone is in Younge and Eglinton area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
An old favourite of mine from when I lived nearby. Turns out it’s pretty much as good as I remember. Appearance: clear amber with foamy 3/4-inch head. Aroma: English hops and caramel. Taste: caramel, bread, with a big bitter finish. Great cask texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Grey Cup 2012. Sample tray. Had the Best Bitter on tap and the Best Bitter dry hopped cask. I prefered the tap. Nice copper body. Bubbly head and nice lace. Long comforting woody hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Unwinding after Cask Days. #oncask at the Granite. Nicely balanced sessionable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (288) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
From growler into pint glass. Pours a lovely coppery colour with light pillowy head that dissipates fairly quickly, and light to medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a light malty flavour with a hint of hoppiness, and medium bitter aftertaste. A solid British-style bitter,

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